Counseling

At University Prep we want to make sure that every student can easily access support when needed. Our two school counselors are active participants in the life of the school, paying close attention to the social and emotional health of our entire community. They proactively build a safe and caring learning environment by:

  • Providing short-term, confidential individual counseling
  • Consulting with faculty and administration on student support interventions
  • Supporting new students as they transition into the UPrep community
  • Helping students and families navigate typical developmental challenges as well as more substantial emotional challenges
  • Making referrals to community mental health providers when more specialized care is necessary
  • Coordinating with a student’s existing therapist to provide wraparound support
  • Delivering educational programming on social and emotional issues for students, faculty, and families

    UPrep’s Counseling Office employs both qualitative and quantitative assessment--from thoughtful conversations with to the administration of schoolwide surveys--to inform its practices. We partner with a number of local experts to stay current with best practices. We also work closely with the Parent Education Committee to support a speaker series that addresses adolescent development and mental health.

    Each grade level is paired with a counselor that follows them throughout their time at UPrep. This allows the counselor to form deep and long-lasting relationships with students, families, and grade level faculty teams. Please feel free to contact the counselor that works with your student’s grade level.

    For the 2018-2019 school year:

    Grades 6, 8, 10, 12: Lindsay Metcalfe, lmetcalfe@universityprep.org

    Grades 7, 9, 11: Andrea Moore, amoore@universityprep.org

    The Counseling Office has armed me with coloring pages, resources, and an empathic ear. But furthermore they have helped me to find in myself strength to overcome challenges and uplift the people around me." UPrep Student